Cafe Rio

1.5 stars 1.5 out of 5 24 ratings
$Mexican, Lunch, Restaurant
0% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

9320 S Village Shop Dr, Sandy, UT 84094

(801) 316-1000
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    1 ratingFebruary 16, 2017

    This place was delicious before I had celiac. I looked at the website and nothing is gluten free. The meat, the tortillas, the dressing, the rice, literally everything has gluten in it. Please don't eat here if you have celiac.

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    1 ratingMay 26, 2016

    Worst place for a celiac ever!!! They add flour to everything, including their corn tortillas, rice and beans. So sad!!

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    1 ratingNovember 19, 2015

    Not gluten free for celiacs. I saw them use the same tongs for gluten and gluten free (also the tongs come in contact with the tortillas so celiacs beware. If you are gluten free as part of the fad diet only the food is very good. Try the pork burrito smothered and the key lime pie

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    1 ratingOctober 15, 2015

    Cross contamination warning. I've gotten sick from eating food from café rio. I know another person with celiac who got sick from here

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    1 ratingOctober 04, 2015

    Costa Vida has similar food, better quality and gluten free. Cafe Rio has flour in every sauce, in the meat, the beans, etc.

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    1 ratingMay 28, 2015

    Ugh. I ate a steak salad and passed on the tortilla. So lettuce, pico, corn strips, cilantro and steak. Made me really sick before even getting home. I'm thinking the cross contamination is horribly large.

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    1 ratingMarch 27, 2015

    There is gluten in everything. Everything. Even rice and beans. They are clueless...even the manager. The "corn tortillas" offered as GF has flour in them. If you want to get sick this is your first stop.

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    1 ratingFebruary 01, 2015

    Zero stars for this place. The staff were unknowledgeable and acted put out to have make a gluten free meal. The food we ordered ( nachos with black beans and guacamole) caused a gluten reaction even though we were told we would be safe.

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    1 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    They have no care in the world to even attempt to cater those with gluten allergies. We go to Costa Vida and give them our business now! :)

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    1 ratingMay 30, 2014

    The ONLY GF option is the nachos with meat. Beans, rice, and even the corn tortillas have gluten mixed in. Plus it's kind of expensive compared to other restaurants of this style in south Fort Collins. Won't be back

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    1 ratingMay 29, 2014

    Only g.f items are lettuce, pico, guac and grilled chicken.

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    1 ratingApril 21, 2014

    You will get very sick which sucks because it's delicious.

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    1 ratingFebruary 26, 2014

    I assumed this would be similar to Costa Vida with lots of gluten-free options. Unfortunately I was wrong and got very sick after eating there. After looking at their website, I discovered that everything I ate there had gluten in it! Their website recommends eating a salad with grilled chicken and no rice, beans, tortilla, or dressing. I won't be going back.

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2014

    Favorite place ever

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    1 ratingFebruary 05, 2014

    I don't even know why this is on here. They move you through the line so quickly that you don't even get a response when you say you are gluten free. They don't seem to care either when you say it. I gave it two tries and both times got very sick. If you want real gluten free mexican, go to costa vida. They are awesome about it. But keep an eye on them. Sometimes the young, new employees don't get it yet.

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    1 ratingAugust 13, 2013

    They also use gluten in their rice, beans, and sweet pork recipes. They do not get it. Used to love, pre-celiacs, now go to costa vida, they understand.

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    1 ratingJuly 22, 2013

    I was told that many items on the menu were GF, but kept getting sick only to find out later from another location that the only GF item was grilled chicken. Not a good restaurant for those with celiac.

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    2 ratingJuly 05, 2013

    Selection sucks costa vida is the place to go if you need GF

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    1 ratingAugust 08, 2012

    Don't eat hear if you have Celiac or wheat issues. Everything has gluten including all the dressings and they don't get it. Go to Costa Vida. They have been trained and promote GF. Don't get me wrong, Cafe Rio is great for non-GF people.

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2012

    I cant believe i saw a 1 star for the best food and service in the world wow thats an extremely hard person to please.

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    1 ratingMay 30, 2012

    Cafe Rio uses standard flour in their corn tortillas last time I asked.

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    1 ratingApril 28, 2016

    39332 10th St W, Palmdale, CA 93551

    This Mexican restaurant chain uses corn tortillas at this location that are mixed with flour and are not gluten free. According to the Area Supervisor I spoke to, although their website states that the chips, tostadas, and tortilla strips are gf, they are not at this location. In addition, their black beans, pinto beans, and rice are also not gluten-free according to their website. Many of their meats, including shredded chicken, are also not gluten free. Lastly, their dressings and sauces are not gluten free. Please review their own website allergen info for further details, but understand that this location has additional items that are not considered to be gluten free by the staff.

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    4 ratingJuly 28, 2015

    5100 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

    I have celiac disease and have eaten at cafe rio with no problems. Some of their foods contain gluten, some do not. I have success when ordering a meal I know is gluten free and asking the workers to change their gloves. The setup of a lot like Chipotle. but, unfortunately it is not a gluten free environment and not entirely safe for people like myself who have celiac disease.


  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 10 pm
10:30 am - 11 pm
10:30 am - 11 pm
10:30 am - 11 pm
11 am - 9 pm

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